Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ultimate Ghostbusters Paranormal Extravaganza

Ultimate Ghostbusters Paranormal Extravaganza

"It's going to be pandemonium here on the streets of Knoxville TN... The dead are truly rising from the graves!


The weekend of July 15th and 16th 2016, Knoxville’s paranormal activity will be under investigation.  On Friday night,   Participants will be treated like royalty with VIP access and seating at the Downtown Regal Riviera Theatre for the premier of the new, Ghostbusters. The East Tennessee Ghostbusters and their Ecto1 will be on hand for photo ops and a Filming.  After the VIP movie engagement, participants 21 and up, will be granted access, thanks to their souvenir lanyards, to Scruffy City Hall & Preservation Pub. The spirits will be in high demand in this Historic and top notch entertainment venue thanks to their multiple layers of bars, Live music, and a unique rooftop which will be projecting Ghostbusters sentiments for our VIP party.  Our VIP guests will enjoy loads of activities, raffles, and more. 

Not much unlike New York City’s classic haunted value in Ghostbusters 1 & 2, Knoxville Tennessee has been receiving notoriety as one of the nations most haunted cities, labeled “The Hidden Gen of Haunted America” (TAPS paraMagazine October 2015).  

Saturday’s, day time activities are fill with tributes, trivia, costumes, special guests, paranormal investigation 101, and even an opportunity to watch an award winning documentary inside the Historic Scruffy City Hall.  If you are a Ghostbuster Fan, this is an event you will not want to miss.

On Saturday night, With the help of Nationally recognized Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours and famed ghost hunter, J-Adam Smith known as “The Paranormal Historian”, East Tennessee Ghostbusters & Special Guests will guide you through Knoxville’s haunted city armed with tools that will make you feel like real Ghostbusters.  Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours provide real experts, real paranormal investigation tools and real history.  The paranormal stars will be on hand for this historic investigation. 

Special Guests include: Brand Kreitzer “The Paranormal road warrior” Amy Farley “Voices Carry Radio”, & J-Adam Smith “The Paranormal Historian”. 

With the help of our participants, we will find out how haunted the historic city of Knoxville truly is.

Partial proceeds from this event will be offered to JDRF to continue their research.

Strap on your packs for an exhilarating weekend of Ghostly Fun in Knoxville TN.

Weekend events include:

VIP seating engagement at REGAL Cinema Riviera
After 27 years, Ghostbusters fans are anticipating the release of Ghostbusters 3.  We have reserved VIP seating at the Downtown premier of this soon to be epic release.  We will have East Tennessee Ghostbusters ECTO1 on display and Real Ghost hunters and Ghostbusters in attendance.  What better way to experience the release of this movie, than having lit up packs and traps and ghostly fun.  LIMITED TICKETS

Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours ~ Paranormal Adventure
Ranked one the Top tours in the south east, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours have been bringing real paranormal investigation to the Scruffy City of Knoxville TN since its inception in 2010.  Participants armed with tools similar to what the Ghostbusters would use to track and locate otherworldly entities, participants will have the opportunity to work together as a team investigating the cities haunted side.  Yes, there is no smoke and mirrors on this VIP experience.  Work with famed paranormal historian, J-Adam Smith who has been featured as an expert on Travel Channels “Paranormal Paparazzi” and other award winning documentaries will be offering a real investigation with real history.  Knoxville’s Haunted past will surely grab you if the spirits don’t.

East Tennessee Ghostbusters
Thanks to the help of East Tennessee Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters from around the region, here is your opportunity to share the experience with the Real Ghostbusters... Do you have what it takes to be a Ghostbuster? We are ready to serve you..."

"We need your help... The streets are infested with lifeless shells of human flesh... Join the expedition into Knoxville Historic and ghostly past. Use the equipment that the professionals use to detect paranormal activity."

ECTO1 ~ Downtown Video shoot
The iconic Scenes of Ecto1 in New York City in the original 1984 ghostbusters will happen in Downtown Knoxville.  East Tennessee Ghostbusters version of Ecto-1 will be on Gay St. the evening of Friday July 15th.  Ecto-1’s sirens will be blazing creating an iconic moment for Knoxville… This will be the first time this has happened in Knoxville TN and will be a historic event.  Come on downtown and be a part of the spectacle.

Ghostbusters Summer Filmmaking
Lights, Camera, Action… Local and regional filmmakers will be on hand for the most memorable Ghostbuster scenes in Downtown Knoxville recreating iconic moments from all of the Ghostbuster movies.  Cosplayers from all around the southeastern United States will be offering the filmmakers plenty to work with… Bring your cameras and your talent!

After-party at SCRUFFY CITY HALL
Don’t let the spirits rest in Regal Cinema on Friday Night… Join the crew at Scruffy City Hall for spirit filled evening of entertainment, special guests, raffles, and Ghostbusters activities.

Partial proceeds from the event will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Partial proceeds will be given to JDRF to help them with their mission of finding a cure for a disease that affects both children and adults.  Millions of people around the world live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), a life-threatening autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults. There is no way to prevent it, and at present, no cure. JDRF works every day to change this by amassing grassroots support, deep scientific knowledge and strong industry and academic partnerships to fund research. JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research

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J-Adam Smith / Marketing/PR Director

East Tennessee Ghostbusters

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Global viewing of Ghostbusters planned for 30th anniversary

If you’ve made plans for June 7th, change them.
A world viewing of Ghostbusters is planned to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the paranormal blockbuster!
Here’s the details:
June 7th, 1984, Ghostbusters had it’s Hollywood premiere in front of a star studded audience. The next night, the world got to see it too.
Saturday, June 7th, 2014, join ghost heads around the world as we all watch Ghostbusters together!
Noon West Coast
3PM East Coast
8PM London
How to participate? At 12 noon PST on June 7th, fire up a copy of Ghostbusters. Chat rooms to be announced. Social media #GB30

NY Toy Fair 2014: LEGO Ghostbusters Set Unveiled

NY Toy Fair 2014: LEGO Ghostbusters Set Unveiled


A little while back LEGO broke the news that they would be producing an official Ghostbusters set, following one of their recent Cuusoo votes.

With the opening of this year's ToyFair NY, Lego have debuted the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary set, as well as providing a few more details concerning the release:

- The set is scheduled to go on sale in June of 2014, right in time for the film's 30th anniversary.
- The set will retail for $49.99.
- Ghostbusters Fans will have the set available for pre-order soon!

Click here to see more photos of the set.

Ray Parker Jr. will be added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Thursday

Ray Parker Jr. will be added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Thursday

Who’s the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce going to call this Thursday? Ray Parker Jr.!

This week, the man who earned a special place in all of our hearts with the smash hit “Ghostbusters”, will become the 2,518th talented visionary to be honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The event will be streamed live on WalkofFame.com.
Here’s the press release:
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that musician Ray Parker Jr. will be honored with the 2,518th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. “We have amazing musicians on the Walk of Fame and adding Ray Parker Jr. to our famous Walk of Fame is the icing on the cake,” stated Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO. “His star will be next to fellow musical greats Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and The Funk Brothers!”
Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speakers   Brian Holland and Bill Withers will help Ray Parker Jr. unveil the 2,518thstar in the category of Recording at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard.
Best known for the No. 1 smash hit “Ghostbusters,” Ray Parker Jr. has enjoyed quite a versatile career. He is a much sought-after guitarist, with a number of other hits to his credit, a great performer, songwriter and producer. He has been awarded the British Bafta Award as well as a Grammy and Golden Globe Award. He has also been an Academy Award® nominee. (read more)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bill Murray nominates Harold Ramis in the Best Cinematography category

Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ivan Reitman, and more pay their respects to Harold Ramis

Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ivan Reitman and more pay their respects to Harold Ramis

Social media has lit up with actors, directors and other entertainment personalities giving their thoughts and memories on the late Harold Ramis.
Dan Aykroyd:
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer/performer and teacher Harold Ramis. May he now get the answers he was always seeking.
Bill Murray:
Harold Ramis and I together did the National Lampoon Show off Broadway, MeatballsStripesCaddyshackGhostbusters and Groundhog Day. He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him.”
Director Ivan Reitman:
The world has lost a wonderful, truly original, comedy voice with the passing of Harold Ramis.
He possessed the most agile mind I’ve ever witnessed. He always had the clearest sense of what was funny and how to create something in a new clever way … Harold had an extraordinary impact on my career and I loved him like a brother.
Voice of Egon Spengler from the Real Ghostbusters, Maurice La Marche:
This is just the saddest news about Harold Ramis’ passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting the man, but I was always very aware of the huge shoes I was trying to fill during my time playing the animated version of his unforgettable character, Dr. Egon Spengler, on The Real Ghostbusters. The man possessed a brilliant comedic mind, an indelible comic voice, and, as I came to understand from people who knew him, an extremely good soul. Rest In Peace, Mr. Ramis. My heartfelt condolences to your family and friends.
Larry King:
Sorry to learn of the passing of Harold Ramis – he was a wonderful person – a terrific talent & he died much too young.
Robin Shelby, who played Slimer in Ghostbusters 2:
I am so deeply saddened by the news of Harold Ramis. Our connection was through a franchise that he helped build and I will be forever in his debt.
Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman:
Egon was my favorite Ghostbuster. Feels like we lost one of the Beatles.
Sony Pictures also issued the below statement:
The Sony Pictures family sends its condolences to the family & friends of one of the true greats, and our dear friend, Harold Ramis. He will be missed.
We invite you to share your thoughts and favourite moments of Harold’s long and illustrious career over on our Facebook page.

Ernie Hudson Talk about the passing of Harold Ramis